Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 10/06/2014, 03:36 PM   #26
watsonj
10 & Over Club
 
watsonj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Minneapolis,mn
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacific Sun RD View Post
Per minute or daily? With fast flow Pharmed BPT tubings reasonable daily amount is about 3 liters.
If you need more - you should use our AWC DC pump sets(additional set for Kore 5th).
They have 250l/h water flow so you can use it even for few thousands gallons aquariums ;-)
Are the AWC DC pump sets available to order from your web site?

how can you use the AWC dc pump setup for accurate usage i.e precise exchange of volume?
the ATO dc pump is a regular impeller pump?



Last edited by watsonj; 10/06/2014 at 03:42 PM.
watsonj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10/07/2014, 02:20 AM   #27
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
DC pumps used in AWC are speed adjustable and calibration/measurment process should be done after complete instalation for AWC is done.
In calibration procedure Kore 5th measure time needed for refill 1 liter of water and when its done - you can set how much of waste water you want pump out from system.
"Fresh" saltwater will be filled up to old water level measured by level sensors before AWC started.

AWC DC sets should be available within next few days together with last software update needed by this additional set.


Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/07/2014, 08:20 AM   #28
Bryopsis
Registered Member.
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 289
Anybody have issues with the plug on the thermometer? It plugs in, but then there's like a 1-2mm expulsion of the plug. I had to sand down the end so it would stay plugged in, but it still wants to come unplugged.


Bryopsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/07/2014, 10:34 AM   #29
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
If you noticed any problem with that Please contact with your supplier directly - they will send you new one. This was reported by few users and we decided replace faulty jack to 3.5mm only.


Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/07/2014, 08:52 PM   #30
moondoggy4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: menifee So cal
Posts: 10,528
Sorry I have a 120 gallon tank, daily is easier to figure out.


moondoggy4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10/14/2014, 07:53 PM   #31
CoopsReef
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 181
Just had a malfunction. My ATO wouldn't turn off and this is the screen it showed. What would be the problem? And solution?


CoopsReef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/14/2014, 07:54 PM   #32
CoopsReef
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 181
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1413334408.640178.jpg


CoopsReef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/15/2014, 05:17 AM   #33
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
There is support forum:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=680
Your doser is connected to the same power extender with DC pump/lighting.
Now simply restart it(turn on/off from power supply) and connect to another plug - or use filtered power plug(power plug extender).

Regards


Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/15/2014, 03:32 PM   #34
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
Quote:
Originally Posted by watsonj View Post
Are the AWC DC pump sets available to order from your web site?

how can you use the AWC dc pump setup for accurate usage i.e precise exchange of volume?
the ATO dc pump is a regular impeller pump?
Set is already released - within one week it should be available to order thru Resellers.
About your question:
It's very easy. Before you will start using AWC DC set you need calibrate for waste water DC pump. To do this you need 1000ml cup/bottle and you need follow calibration procedure(it should be done when al tubings are installed/cutted etc).
After calibration procedure doser know how much time it was needed to pump out 1 liter of "waste water".
This procedure is very accurate and after our tests we never saw difference higher than 4-5%(for DC pump it's very accurate result).
Fresh water pump will refill water until old level will be reached(previously set by optical or floating water level sensor).
Until AWC will finish his work ATO(aut top off) is disabled - to protect against not wanted freshwater(without salt) refill.
This module (together with compatible software/firmware) is actually released.
Any questions - please follow our sponsor thread on ReefCentral.

ATO DC pump is regular impeller DC pump(the same like AWC DC set pumps).
They are speed controlled by dosing station.


Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/22/2014, 10:36 AM   #35
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
Update!
AWC(Automatic Water Change) DC pumps set is actually available to buy thru our Resellers/via online shop.
For more informations about our digital Kore 5th dosing station (and software/firmware support) visit our thread on RC



Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/22/2014, 10:50 AM   #36
watsonj
10 & Over Club
 
watsonj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Minneapolis,mn
Posts: 408
When will they be available on the USA Site.


watsonj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11/08/2014, 06:37 AM   #37
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
Quote:
Originally Posted by watsonj View Post
When will they be available on the USA Site.
I think that it should be available in the USA since end of this month.
Additional great addition for Kore doser will be released within next few weeks - 5 channel magnetic stirrer(fit to actual acrylic holder so can be mounted to cabinet ceiling).







Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/17/2014, 05:33 PM   #38
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
Promised movie:



Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/19/2014, 07:04 PM   #39
Raul-7
Registered Member
 
Raul-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lomita, CA
Posts: 919
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2458606



20% off. Perfect time to buy the Kore doser.


Raul-7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/25/2014, 06:30 PM   #40
evan38109
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 43
Just to clarify: with the additional DC pump AWC set, could you still use all five dosers plus perform automatic water changes at the same time?

Thanks!


evan38109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/25/2014, 07:53 PM   #41
moondoggy4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: menifee So cal
Posts: 10,528
So how much is the magnetic stirrer?


moondoggy4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11/25/2014, 08:45 PM   #42
Raul-7
Registered Member
 
Raul-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lomita, CA
Posts: 919
Quote:
Originally Posted by evan38109 View Post
Just to clarify: with the additional DC pump AWC set, could you still use all five dosers plus perform automatic water changes at the same time?

Thanks!
Correct.


Raul-7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/26/2014, 10:05 AM   #43
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
Quote:
Originally Posted by evan38109 View Post
Just to clarify: with the additional DC pump AWC set, could you still use all five dosers plus perform automatic water changes at the same time?

Thanks!
Yes, exactly. You still have 5 dosing pumps with extra resolution(single drops dose).

Quote:
Originally Posted by moondoggy4 View Post
So how much is the magnetic stirrer?
MSRP - 99,00 euro.


Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/26/2014, 07:59 PM   #44
Apisto
2-Partin' it!
 
Apisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Davis, Ca.
Posts: 878
You guys should set-up a pre-order oppertunity for the stirrer...I am chomping at the bit to get it


__________________
Neil

Current Tank Info: Advanced Acrylics 40 shallow, Giesemann Infiniti HQI/T5, SWC160 cone, 2x mp40w + 2 tunze
Apisto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/28/2014, 05:29 PM   #45
Poddy
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
You can get stepper motor that have a 1.8 degree step, not a 8 degree step as per your
Explanation on why you don't use steeper motors would these not improve accurasey compared to 8 degree example


Poddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/28/2014, 05:49 PM   #46
Pacific Sun RD
Przemek Cybulski
 
Pacific Sun RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gdynia
Posts: 2,843
@Apisto
Pre-orders for stirrers will run in first days of December! :-)

@poddy
can you give us any reason why we should use stepper motor? Do you think that 0.01ml accuracy is too small?
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog...dose-dispenser
You can see above that using 0.01ml single dose in 5 doses we are able built one drop of dispensed fluid. Why we should then use much more expensive(also in replace after warranty) step motors if we are able to program motors to work in single miliseconds?
We tested step motors before Kore 5th release and there wasnt any advantage to use them instead GOOD quality DC motors with adjustable speed(real adjust - not adding pause between steps).

Regards
Przemek


Pacific Sun RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/06/2015, 09:19 PM   #47
e55driver
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 297
I would love to hear more reviews about this equipment.


e55driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/21/2015, 07:34 AM   #48
SHUMALA
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by e55driver View Post
I would love to hear more reviews about this equipment.
Nothing but bad things for me. I've been using the GHL doser (one) without issue but the 20% sale over Christmas made me want to give this a spin.

Some of the issues I've encountered

(1) Easily connected to my laptop, but difficult to connect to my desktop. So I started by doing all the setup via laptop. Once I had my desktop connected (trial and error, I don't understand why they can't have a LAN cable or USB cable for backup and rely solely on BT), I wasn't able to sync my desktop at all and kept getting error. Eventually had to wipe the memory from the doser and start over with the desktop

(2) This one's the killer.... Its not actually dosing anymore. I found out after 36 hours that the doser have stopped dosing. Everytime its suppose to be dosing time, some weird stuff will appear on the LCD and nothing will happen. No warning, nada. Then the LCD screen will go back to the normal cycle and be its happy self again. I've captured the screenshot of the 'weird stuff' and am waiting for a reply from Pacific Sun

(3) Pumps are VERY loud. Much louder than my GHL doser which is much older in terms of technology than the Kore 5th

(4) Dosing time can only be set automatically. You set the amount of liquid to dose per day and times per day and the software splits out the timing. You do not have control over anything. For example, on my GHL, I would dose KH a few times at night to stablize PH. Can't do it on the Kore 5th

(5) ATO pump failed on me today. When it was time to refill, all I heard was a constant clicking sound. The pump failed to fire. I kept on unplugging and replugging and finally it worked. No idea whats going on

Overall, I think the software is buggy and we're basically Pacific Sun's beta testers. IMO - stick with other brands for now until PS sort itself out


SHUMALA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/21/2015, 07:41 AM   #49
watsonj
10 & Over Club
 
watsonj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Minneapolis,mn
Posts: 408
I have found it to be a great unit, it takes time to setup as the software has a lot of settings, which is a good thing but the learning curve is steep. for me the pumps are very quiet and has worked for months without fault.


watsonj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02/21/2015, 07:42 AM   #50
watsonj
10 & Over Club
 
watsonj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Minneapolis,mn
Posts: 408
Any news on when we can get the magnetic stirrer in the USA?


watsonj is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014